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Tallgrass Creek Residents Contribute More than $82,000 to Hourly Staff

Dec 11, 2018

The holiday season just got a little brighter for more than 200 hourly employees at Tallgrass Creek , an Erickson Living retirement community.

Whether preparing a meal in one of the three on-site restaurants, serving as part of the clinical staff, or maintaining the scenic 65-acre campus, hourly staff work hard to enhance the vibrant retirement lifestyle of Tallgrass Creek residents all year long. Now, their service and dedication are being recognized through the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund.

More than $82,000 was raised from resident contributions. 230 eligible hourly employees received distributions from...

Tallgrass Creek’s Continuing Care Neighborhood Named “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 30, 2018

Tallgrass Creek's continuing care neighborhood was recently named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report.

“To be named among the top care providers in the country speaks volumes about our team’s commitment to serving seniors and celebrating life,” said Jean Landreville, Tallgrass Creek’s Executive Director. “I am so proud to see the team’s hard work and dedication to providing each and every resident with exceptional, compassionate care recognized in this way.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the...

Tallgrass Creek Raises the Bar in Senior Living with Opening of Goldfinch Lane

Nov 13, 2018

Tallgrass Creek , an Erickson Living retirement community, welcomed the first residents of its newest building, Goldfinch Lane, earlier this month.

Goldfinch Lane features 78 spacious independent living residences with 12 different floor plans, including many of the most popular styles already enjoyed by residents throughout Tallgrass Creek. Outdoor spaces such as patios and balconies are available on several designs.

“We are excited to meet the demand for Tallgrass Creek’s active, engaged lifestyle with the opening of Goldfinch Lane,” said Blake Marshall, Director of Sales at Tallgrass Creek . “The response to this,...

Working and living at Tallgrass Creek

Nov 7, 2018

When Elaine Bahr, a busy sales counselor at Tallgrass Creek, needs a "mom fix," she doesn't have far to go. That's because her mother Doris Waller is a short walk from Elaine's office in her own, very comfortable residence at the Overland Park, Kansas retirement community.

"I love having Elaine right here," says Doris, who moved to Tallgrass Creek three years ago. "It's such a comfort knowing she's close by."

Elaine echoes that sentiment. Her day includes giving tours to prospective residents and when she and her guests happen to pass Doris in the hall, Elaine's casual, "Hi,...

Chance encounter inspires Tallgrass Creek resident to keep people smiling

Oct 5, 2018

More than a half-century ago, Lyndal Holmes – fresh out of school with a degree in dental surgery – found himself in the middle of the fierce brutality of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. It was part of a Communist surge in 1968 that historians now mark as a turning point in that bitter conflict that ended with America’s eventual withdrawal.

Decades later, Holmes, who now lives at Tallgrass Creek , the Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, found his life touched again by that long-ago war.

In 2005, Holmes was visiting...

A leap of faith turns into a relaxing, enjoyable lifestyle

Aug 16, 2018

Not long ago, Tallgrass Creek resident Judy Higginbotham assumed she would be in her large, comfortable home for many more years. It was located in a lovely neighborhood, close to a popular golf course in Kansas City, Mo.

Judy and her late husband "Higg", a retired American Airlines pilot, moved into their 6000 square foot home in 1999 and enjoyed the neighborhood and proximity to the golf course. The couple met at American Airlines, where Judy also worked as a stewardess, and were married for 37 years.

"After my husband passed away, I continued living in...

Culinary School Grad Megan Sova Finds Meaningful Career at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 5, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 1, 2018) -- When 25-year-old Megan Sova drove by Tallgrass Creek several years ago, she recalls being impressed with the beauty of the campus.

"I also remember thinking that someday I'd like to work there," says Sova.

Sova, a recent culinary school graduate, had worked in the restaurant business for a while, most recently as a grill cook in a local, upscale bistro. Though very interested in...

Discovering the Inner Artist at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 2, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- It's never too late to learn something new according to some residents who, after moving to Tallgrass Creek, are discovering their inner artist.

"I've always wanted to learn to paint, and the lessons are right here," says Sharon Slagle, who recently signed up for a beginner watercolor class.

The budding artists can choose watercolor and/or acrylic painting lessons taught by enthusiastic instructor Alysia Quisenberry Carter, a former...

Fitness Thrives at Tallgrass Creek

Nov 13, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 13, 2017) -- The holidays are fast approaching, which means, as one Tallgrass Creek resident notes, "the season of eating is upon us."

But for Tallgrass Creek neighbors, there is an antidote for that typical holiday weight gain. It is steps away in the community's fitness center and in the many group exercise classes available to people who live at this retirement community.

Tallgrass Creek fitness guru...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Conserve Environment and Protect Wildlife

Jul 19, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 13, 2017) – An oasis of nature is thriving in the middle of Overland Park and it may be the city’s best-kept secret.

Its 64-acres of land in the heart of the city’s business district are known affectionately as The Secret Gardens of Tallgrass Creek. And the residents who tend to this park-like site could not be more proud.

Numerous flower garden beds, professionally landscaped grounds, open...